Jim Tallon ’63 BA (PSc) retires from United Hospital Fund


Jim Tallon is stepping down as president of the TallonUnited Hospital Fund (UHF) at the end of 2017 after 24 years on the job. Tallon contributed a steady hand and wise counsel to the UHF, the New York State Assembly for 19 years and the New York State Regents for 15. Tallon recently contributed a commentary on the American Health Care act. To read his article, click here.

Book by Herrington J. Bryce ’66 PhD (Econ) addresses burdens on government, in light of infrastructure and environmental needs


Herrington J. Bryce’s new book, Nonprofits as Policy Solutions to the Burden of Government, has been published by De Gruyter, an independent academic publisher.The book is addressed to policymakers and administrators at all levels of government who are faced with growing needs for large expenditures particularly in infrastructure and other hard assets but a diminishing capacity or willingness to finance these through compulsory taxes and larger and larger governments.  It highlights the essential design of nonprofits that can effectively, efficiently, and equitably reduce this burden and in some cases completely take it over.  It shows that these innovative and independent nonprofits are allowed within current law and practice and that they may do so alone or in a variety of collaborative modes. Bryce is Life of Virginia Professor of Business at the College of William and Mary, where he teaches corporate financial strategy, corporate cost and profit-planning, and nonprofit finance and management.

Bill Tallman ’68 BA (PSc) is elected to the New Mexico State Senate

Bill Tallman was elected to the New Mexico State Senate. As senator for the 18th District, he’ll represent Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights. Tallman’s election victory comes as an upset to an incumbent Republican senator. During his election campaign, Tallman knocked on upwards of 7,000 doors and mailed out thousands of hand-written postcards. Previously, he served as the city manager for Norwich, New York for nine years.

Donald Megnin ’54 BA(PSc)/’65 MA (PSc)/ ’68 PhD (PSc) releases new book, “Sermons for the Separated”

Donald Megnin’s new book, Sermons for the Separated, has been published by Trafford Publishing. The book addresses people who have turned away from religion through a series of mini-sermons, and is for those who have become disenchanted with the portrayal of religion as an end-all answer to life’s most important questions. Over the course of his career, Megnin has taught English at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand as a part of the former Syracuse in Asia program, and worked as a pastor at the First Ward United Methodist Church in Syracuse. He also taught international politics at Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, where he developed an international program for foreign and American students.

For more information on the book, click here: http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-001011056/Sermons-for-the-Separated.aspx.

Leo Kanawada ’65 MA (Hist) releases book, “Captain, Infantry”

Leo Kanawada recently released “Captain, Infantry,” a vivid account of the Vietnam War in the 1960’s, published by Authorhouse. In the memoir, Kanawada recalls his numerous job assignments and duties as an infantry officer in South Korea and South Vietnam. To learn more about the book, click here to be directed to the publisher’s website.

Richard Corrigan ’68 BA (Soc) releases “Krystal Vision”

Richard Corrigan released “Krystal Vision,” as a part of the Krystal Vibrations Series, published by Zharmae Publishing Press. In the fictional novel, Corrigan details a terrorist cell besieging the U.S. Patent Archives with intentions of stealing Social Security records and destroying the United States. In order to prevent this, the government enlists the help of Karen Krystal. Corrigan is a freelance writer, having published various short stories and columns, a consultant, and teacher. To learn more about his book, visit http://www.richardfcorrigan.com/

Wayne Mahood ’69 PhD (SSc) writes new book entitled ‘A Strenuous Day’

alum-news-button WayneMahoodWayne Mahood wrote a book entitled, A Strenuous Day, which traces the lives of  the ordinary couple Harve and Hattie England of Maryville, Missouri. The couple’s lives were transformed during the events that occurred between 1870 and 1945. This period in history was marked by a World War, a flu epidemic, the likes of Charles Lindbergh, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and distinguished by the Great Depression. Mahood has authored nine books, many of which focus on the Civil War. He has taught social studies in Elmhurst, Illinois, then later taught at SUNY-Geneseo from 1969 to 1994, where he chaired the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education.